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Free Postal Worker Puppy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Meet Max the Postal Worker Puppy! Because so many of us are now working from home and staying home, the need for us to get things delivered to our homes have also increased. During this difficult time, our postal workers have been hard at work. They are exposing themselves to risks daily to bring us our mail and packages, so make sure to thank your local postal workers whenever they drop by! 

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Gauge

5 Round Circle = 2” with a 3.5mm hook

Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here! 

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Yarn I Used

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this toy; however, you can use any cotton yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, I used roughly 30g of Banana Cream (> half a skein of yarn), 5g of Mustard Yellow (< half a skein of yarn), 10g of Duck Egg Blue (< half a skein), 10g of Sailor Blue a (< half a skein), 5g of Coffee Bean, and a little bit of Champagne White (1 skein of yarn is about 50g)

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Animal Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy/Intermediate. The plush measures to be about 5.5 inches (14cm) tall.

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology. 

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Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Front View

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TERMINOLOGY

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
sk next # st/ch: skip the next number of stitches or chains and work the next step into the st/ch after the ones you skipped
ch sp: chain space, the space you create when you chain and skip stitches
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc/dc: one sc/dc in the following # stitches
sc/hdc/dc#: sc/hdc/dc # times in one stitch
turn: turn your work

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Banana Cream, Mustard Yellow, Duck Egg Blue, Sailor Blue, Coffee Bean, and Champagne White
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • 6mm Safety Eyes and Matching Backings
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
  • Pins
  • Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
  • Black or Dark Grey Embroidery Thread
  • Fabric Glue  (This is optional, but I use it to glue down the exposed tail ends from the satchel strap and envelope)
LoveCrafts

Eye PatchFree Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 1

with Mustard Yellow yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 sc, inc, sc

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and leave a tail for sewing. Insert the Safety Eyes through the centre of the Eye Patch but do not snap the backing in. Set aside for later.

Head

With Banana Cream yarn

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 2

Eyes: Insert the safety eyes (one with the eye patch and one without) between Rows 6 & 7, 4 sts between the eyes. Make sure to position the eyes between the stitch markers from Row 11. Snap backing in.

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc [24]
5-6 sc in all sts [24]
7 (3sc, inc) x 6 [30]
8 sc in all sts [30]
9 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 5, 2sc [36]
10 12sc, inc, 10sc, inc, 12sc [38]
11 12sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 12sc [36] Mark the dec stitches with a stitch marker to help with the positioning of the eyes.
12 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) x 5, 2sc [30]
13 (3sc, dec) x 6 [24]
14 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 5, sc [18]
15 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole, and weave the tail in.

Ears

Make 2Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 3

with Mustard Yellow yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 6sc, inc, hdc2, (dc2) x2, hdc2, inc, 6sc [24]

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, weave the adjustable tail from the magic circle in, and leave a tail for sewing.



Arms

Make 2Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 4

with Banana Cream yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
3-6 sc in all sts [9]
7 (sc, dec) x 3 [6]
8-11 sc in all sts [6]

Fasten off, stuff lightly, sew the opening shut, and leave a tail for sewing.

Legs

Make 2

with Banana Cream yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 BLO, sc in all sts [12]
4-7 sc in all sts [12]

Fasten the first leg off. Do not fasten the second leg off. You will be joining the second leg to the first leg in the next part.

Body

Continue with the 2nd leg:Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 5

1 Ch 1, sl st to any st on the first leg (this doesn’t count as a stitch in the next round), sc into the same st you sl st into, 11sc around the first leg, sc in the back of the chain, 12sc around the 2nd leg, sc in the front of the chain [26]
2 6sc, inc, (5sc, inc) x 2, 6sc, inc [30]
3 sc in all sts [30]
4 (9sc, inc) x 3 [33]
5 5sc, inc, (10sc, inc) x 2, 5sc [36]
6 5sc, dec, (10sc, dec) x 2, 5sc [33]
7 (9sc, dec) x 3 [30]
8 4sc, dec, (8sc, dec) x 2, 4sc [27]
9 (7sc, dec) x 3 [24]
10 sc in all sts [24]
11 3sc, dec, (6sc, dec) x 2, 3sc [21]
12 (5sc, dec) x 3 [18]
13 sc in all sts [18]

Fasten off, stuff fully, and leave a long tail for sewing.



Shirt

with Duck Egg Blue yarnFree Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 6

1 Ch 38, join with a sl st into the first ch to create a circle (counts as first st), making sure the chain isn’t twisted, 37sc [38]
2 8sc, dec, 17sc, dec, 9sc [36]
3 5sc, dec, (10sc, dec) x 2, 5sc [33]
4 (9sc, dec) x 3 [30]
5 4sc, dec, (8sc, dec) x 2, 4sc [27]
6 (7sc, dec) x 3 [24]
7 5sc, ch 5, sk the next 3 sts, 8sc, ch 5, sk the next 3 sts, 5sc
8 5sc, 5sc into the ch sp, sc, dec (mark this stitch with a stitch marker to help with the Shirt Collar part later), 2sc, dec, sc, 5sc into the ch sp, 5sc [26]

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, weave tails in.

Sleeves

Work on both sleeve openings.

With Duck Egg Blue yarn

1 Pick up 12 sc evenly around the sleeve holes [12]
2-4 sc in all sts [12]

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and weave tails in. The sleeves will stick up a bit, but once you put the arms through, it’ll look fine.

Shirt Collar

with Duck Egg Blue yarn

With the top opening of the shirt facing you and the front of the shirt facing up, locate the stitch you marked with a stitch marker in Row 8 of the Shirt and sl st into the back loop (highlighted in first photo). This is where you will begin working the Shirt Collar.

1 BLO, Ch 2, dc into the same st you sl st into, hdc, 20sc, hdc, dc, ch 2, sl st into the same st you double crochet into.

There should be a two-stitch opening in the centre. Fasten off and weave all tails in.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 7 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 8 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 9



Pant Legs

Make 2

with Sailor Blue yarn

1 Ch 14, join with a sl st into the first ch to create a circle (counts as first st), making sure the chain isn’t twisted, 13sc [14]
2 sc in all sts [14]

Fasten the first pant leg off. Do not fasten the second pant leg off. You will be joining the second leg to the first leg in the next part.

 

Pants

Continue with the 2nd pant leg:Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 10

1 Ch 1, sl st to any st on the first pant leg (this doesn’t count as a stitch in the next round), sc into the same st you sl st into, 13sc around the first pant leg, sc in the back of the chain, 14sc around the 2nd pant leg, sc in the front of the chain [30]
2 (14sc, inc) x 2 [32]
3-8 sc in all sts [32]

Fasten off and weave tails in.



Satchel

with Coffee Bean yarnFree Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 11

1 Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc, sc3 in the last ch, continuing on the other side of the ch: 3sc, inc [12]
2 sc3, 3sc, sc3, sc, sc3, 3sc, sc3, sl st [20]
3 BLO, sc in all sts [20]
4-6 sc in all sts [20]
7 turn, 8sc, turn [8]
8-12 8sc, turn [8]
13 sl st, sc, hdc, 2dc, hdc, sc, sl st [8]

Fasten off, weave tails in.

Envelope

with Champagne White yarn

1 Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4sc, turn [5]
2-4 sc in all sts, turn [5]

Fasten off, weave tails in.

With Black or Grey embroider thread, embroider a “v” by doing the back stitch. Start from the centre of the envelope and go towards the corners to ensure that the “v” is evenly positioned.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 12 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 13



Assembly

  • Position the Eye Patch and pin it down. Sew in place.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 14 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 15

  • Pin the Ears onto the side of the Head and sew in place. The top of my Ears start at Row 4 of the Head.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 16 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 17

  • Pin the Body onto the Head and sew together.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 18

  • Pin the arms onto the side of the Body. Make sure to leave a 1-row gap between the Head and the top of the Arms and leave a 6 st gap between the Arms at the front of the Body. Sew in place.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 19 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 20

 



  • Slip the Shirt onto the Puppy from the bottom up. It’s going to be a tight squeeze, but you should be able to squeeze the body through the shirt.
  • To make it easier to thread the arms through the sleeves, attach a piece of scrap yarn to the hands and pull the yarn through the sleeves as you are pulling up the shirt.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 21 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 22

  • To put the pants on, pull the pants up and fit the legs through the pant legs by using your fingers to pull the legs out.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 23 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 24

  • Optional: add details to the shirt. Do so either by embroidering details or gluing/sewing on some cut up felt pieces. I chose to just sew a short red line with some Pillar Red yarn on the left sleeve to represent a simple “logo”, but a name tag or a more detailed logo would also be cute.
  • With the front of the Satchel facing you, sl st into a stitch on the left side with Coffee Bean yarn. Ch 34, wrap the strap across the shoulder to make sure your strap is long enough, sl st to the other side of the satchel. Fasten off and weave tails in.

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 25 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 26 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 27 Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 28



  • With Coffee Bean yarn, embroider a nose onto the centre of the face.
  • With Black or Grey embroidery thread, embroider a shallow, curvy “V” under the nose for the mouth.
  • Hang the satchel over the left shoulder and loop the satchel under the right arm.
  • Place the envelope in the satchel or sew it onto your Pup’s hand. 

Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step Complete Bag Open Free Postal Worker Puppy Stuffed Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Complete Bag Closed

You have just finished your Postal Worker Pup!


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If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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